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It's Good To Be Back! Posted by ,

Belgian carper, Tommy De Cleen tells you a little about why he is so pleased to back fishing with Mainline Baits...

This story starts at around 98/99 I think it was, when Danny Fairbrass used to fish a few times a year in Belgium with me and some other guys. So it was Danny who introduced me to Mainline Baits and it was then I started using it and buying it for a few years and after some time I joined the ranks of the Mainline Baits team. Fishing with baits like Fusion, Maple-8 and Activ-8 (Activ8 is still my favourite bait of all time) and being quite successful on all the waters I fished at the time in France and Belgium small and big canals and rivers.

Forty-pounds plus from a Belgian lake caught on Activ-8
Forty-pounds plus from a Belgian lake caught on Activ-8
Over forty-pounds caught from the River Maas in Belgium on Activ Maple-8
Over forty-pounds caught from the River Maas in Belgium on Activ Maple-8
49lb Activ Maple-8
49lb Activ Maple-8

Years had passed so fast, and after eight years I left mainline (why I still don’t know to this day) and I kept kicking myself for turning the best bait down, and for what! But I went on catching, fishing and using some of the Mainline Baits products like flavours, Polaris Pop-Up Mix to make my own tailor made banoffee pop-ups which I did very well on. I also kept using some of the pop-ups like Indian Spice, Milky Toffee and the new awesome Essential IB where I had some great success last year in the spring. Buying all these products via the online shop from Hengelsport Utrecht in Holland.

A Fusion capture
A Fusion capture

Then all of a sudden this year when I was fishing at Ladywell in the UK someone says to me, I would like to see you back on the firm? I say Mainline? Yes was the answer, it would be great to see you and your mate Erik back at Mainline Baits. After returning home this kept me awake so a few days later I send this guy a message via Facebook and asked him again, are you sure? Again the answer was yes and so the ball was in motion and after a great talk on the phone with Kevin, my mate Erik Hakvoort and myself are now part of the team. I must say I have returned to where I belong and I will keep on fishing and catching on these great baits.

Tight lines Tommy

This common recently fell to a High Impact Spicy Crab pop-up
This common recently fell to a High Impact Spicy Crab pop-up
I've been catching on the Essential IB pop-ups as well
I've been catching on the Essential IB pop-ups as well

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